Life

5 Annoying Things You’ll Hear from Non-Vegan Relatives This Holiday Season (and How To Respond!)

It’s November, which means one thing for vegans: dealing with non-vegan family members who feel the need to comment on our choices. It starts with Thanksgiving when we bring our Celebration Roast to the family dinner and continues at Christmas when we bake our own vegan cookies. Look at this festive vegan bounty! It can… Continue reading 5 Annoying Things You’ll Hear from Non-Vegan Relatives This Holiday Season (and How To Respond!)

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LI Vegan Adventures: JUS by Julie

JUS by Julie is known for its cleanses full of blended smoothies and juices. If you work or go to school in Cedarhurst, NY, located on Nassau County’s South Shore, chances are you’ve been to JUS by Julie.  Physical locations of JUS by Julie are rare: there’s a couple in NYC, one in New Jersey,… Continue reading LI Vegan Adventures: JUS by Julie

Literature

REVIEW: Octavia E. Butler’s Xenogenesis Trilogy

"They own themselves. They don't belong to you." Title: Xenogenesis/Lilith's BroodAuthor: Octavia E. ButlerPublication: 1987-89Rating: 3/5 stars (for the whole series)CW/TW: violence, child abuse, murder, rape Between the months of August and October, Vegan Book Club, an online community that gathers on Goodreads (and sometimes Instagram) to discuss, well, vegan books (duh), had been reading… Continue reading REVIEW: Octavia E. Butler’s Xenogenesis Trilogy

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LI Vegan Adventures: Long Island Vegan Extravaganza

I don’t go to a lot of events, but I had to make an exception for the Long Island Vegan Extravaganza that took place on Saturday, October 26, 2019. Green Street Food Truck was parked outside, which is where I got this smoothie: Strawberry Dream. I had seen so many of my fellow Long Island… Continue reading LI Vegan Adventures: Long Island Vegan Extravaganza

marketing

Vegan Vs. Plant-Based: What Label Should You Use for Your Business?

Vegan. Plant-based. Is there a difference? Why do so many brands (and people) try to distinguish themselves as one or the other? Does it really influence sales? In some ways, it absolutely does. Some non-vegans will never purchase a product explicitly referred to as “vegan,” while ethical vegans find “plant-based” to be less meaningful. So… Continue reading Vegan Vs. Plant-Based: What Label Should You Use for Your Business?

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LI Vegan Adventures: The Willow Cafe

Need a reason to visit Nassau County’s South Shore? Located in Hewlett, NY, The Willow Cafe could (dare I say "should"?) be that reason. The Willow Cafe's lasagna, eaten while taking notes for Vegan Book Club. The Willow Cafe is Long Island’s newest all-vegan restaurant, having just opened in September. Despite being so new, it’s… Continue reading LI Vegan Adventures: The Willow Cafe

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LI Vegan Adventures: An Introduction

I wasn’t always vegan, and I didn’t always live on Long Island. In 2016, I lived in a small farm town, which was known for its Amish population and high school football team. Horse and  buggies abounded, and “city folks” didn’t know they could pass the slow-movers on the road.  Prior to venturing into veganism,… Continue reading LI Vegan Adventures: An Introduction